Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2017 – Present
Amul Thapar is currently a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was appointed by President Trump and has been serving since 2017.
Previously Thapar served as a U.S. District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky (2008-2017). He was also the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky (2004-2008).
Thapar is the first South Asian federal district court judge. Thapar is from Michigan and received his B.S. from Boston College and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
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